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McGovern, From WWII Pilot To Embattled Candidate

Former Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic nominee for president 40 years ago this fall, has died at age 90, with his family gathered near him in South Dakota.
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Candidates' Plans For U.S. Military At Home, Abroad

Steve Inskeep speaks with Tom Ricks, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine, about the presidential candidates' foreign policy plans.
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Virginia Polling Places May See International Vote Monitors

International elections monitors are heading to the U.S. for this year's general election, and some of them could end up in Virginia due to the state's changed voter ID laws. 

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George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement

The opposition to the Vietnam War was young, unconventional, countercultural and suspicious of government. McGovern himself was none of these things. At the time of his presidential nomination in 1972, the two-term Democratic senator was a decorated World War II veteran who had spent most of his adult life in politics.
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Signals From Iran Indicate Willingness To Talk

Reports over the weekend said the U.S. and Iran had agreed to face-to-face negotiations, but both countries deny that's the case. Still, symptoms of economic and social instability may be pushing Iran toward the negotiating table.
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Foreign Policy Debate: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

As the presidential candidates prepare for Monday night's foreign policy debate, they'll probably think about Iran, Israeli-Palestinian talks and China. Each case would require a balance of alliance-building and tough talk. But how much of what the candidates say will they actually pursue if elected?
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On The Trail In Iowa, The 'Death Tax' Gets New Life

Republican candidates — from presidential nominee Mitt Romney on down the ticket — have been attacking the estate tax as harmful to family farmers who want to pass on land to their children. But experts say that concern may be overblown.
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Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump

Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., hosts the third and final presidential debate Monday. In the year since Lynn snagged the debate, its 2,000 students have watched a quiet campus turn into a hotbed of activity.

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